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#S41505: Euglobulin Lysis Time [462n]

COMPONENTS
Name Method Reference Range Units
Euglobulin Clot Lysis Time > 60 min

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
No Type Volume Temperature Container Type Instructions
1 Plasma Citrated 2 (1) mL Refrigerated - 4 Hour(s)/Frozen - 21 Day(s) Light Blue  

GENERAL INFORMATION
Setup Schedule Wednesday
Turn-Around Time 3 days
CPT Code 85360
Notes Methodology: Clot Dissolution
Performing Lab Specialty Laboratories
Test Performed Stat No
Clinical Utilities ECLT provides an overall assessment of the fibrinolysis system by measuring the time for an in vitro clot to dissolve in the absence of the normal plasmin inhibitors. ECLT is useful in assessing the fibrinolytic system and monitoring patients on urokinase or streptokinase fibrinolytic therapy.

Collection Instructions
  Specimen collection container is blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tube.
To avoid release of plaminogen activator, do not massage vein
vigorously, pump first excessively or leave tourniquet in place for a
prolonged period. Centrifuge within 30 minutes after collection to get
platelet-poor plasma and freeze on dry ice. Ship specimens frozen on
dry ice. Keep samples in a -60 to -80 degree C freezer if they cannot
be shipped promptly.
Prohibit exercise prior to drawing sample.
Jacobs D., et al, "Laboratory Test Handbook", 4th Edition, Lexi-Comp
Inc., Hudson (Cleveland), 1996, p238.